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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros - 9/24/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros (98-57) at Toronto Blue Jays (71-85)
Date & Time Monday September 24, 2018, 7:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +175 / Houston Astros -210 --- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
ATSW
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MLB | Houston Astros (98-57) at Toronto Blue Jays (71-85)
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The Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays meet Monday in MLB action at the Rogers Centre. 

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won six straight games when scoring more than one run. Alex Bregman leads the Astros with 166 hits and 100 RBI while Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 312 hits and 144 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 11-11 with a 3.71 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 3-0 with a 4.68 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Blue Jays with 124 hits and 56 RBI while Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 232 hits and 132 RBI. Marco Estrada gets the ball, and he is 7-13 with a 5.57 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 2-0 with a 3.20 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 41-19 in their last 60 games following a win, 7-2 in Keuchels last 9 road starts and 7-3 in Keuchels last 10 starts with 4 days of rest. The Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 Monday games, 5-2 in Estradas last 7 home starts and 1-4 in Estradas last 5 starts. The Astros are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Toronto, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and 4-1 in Keuchels last 5 starts vs. Blue Jays.

Keuchel has given up five runs in two of his last three starts and has been hittable on the road where he's allowing a .264 batting average on the season. Estrada has given up nine runs in his last 8.2 innings and three or more runs in seven of his last 10 starts. At home this season, Estrada has an ERA of 5.27 with an allowed batting average of .269. Throw in the way both teams have been swinging the bats lately, and you have to like the over in this game. It certainly beats laying crazy juice with the Astros on the road.

Pick:
Over 9

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